PHD Virtual Backup that is

In August, 2010, PHD Virtual announced support for PHD Virtual Backup for Citrix XenServer. The backup and recovery solution is built specifically for XenServer environments. They are a Citrix Ready partner, meaning the solution has been verified to work with Citrix XenServer in our labs. PHD Virtual provides the ability to back up and restore business critical information quickly and efficiently, directly within the XenCenter management console, providing a single pane of glass to manage virtual machine backups. With support for XenServer, XenDesktop and XenApp, customers can leverage the same solution across their entire virtual environment.



Releasing this month

Is PHD Virtual Backup 5.1 for XenServer. It is built on the next generation of PHD Virtual’s award winning VBA architecture and extends their XenServer backup and recovery solution with new capabilities providing:

  • The fastest and most cost effective virtualization backup to meet RPO, RTO and SLA requirements
  • Dramatically reduced storage requirements and efficient network backup with TrueDedupe™ Technology
  • The most reliable solution for backup data integrity with TrueRestore™ Technology
  • Seamless, integrated management of backup and restore directly from Citrix XenCenter
  • Backup and recovery of XenApp and XenDesktop deployments on XenServer
  • Completely virtualized solution footprint leveraging the PHD VBA (Virtual Backup Appliance)



PHD VBA Architecture

Provides a purpose-built virtualization backup solution giving you the ability to simultaneously backup and restore multiple VMs concurrently. The PHD VBA deploys as a small virtual appliance on XenServer that autonomously conducts hot backups of all your virtual machines.

  • Purpose built for virtual environments and integrated with XenCenter
  • Backs up and restores any VM running on XenServer
  • Does not compromise hypervisor performance or impact Dom0
  • Does not require dedicated proxy servers, additional hardware or software agents



New in version 5.1:

  • Flexible Backup Storage Options
  • Set it and Forget it Job Scheduling
  • File Level Restore (FLR) Any OS, Any File System
  • Application Object Recovery Enabling Existing Tools to Restore Application Objects from Backups
  • Support for Tape Backup Solutions via Backup Data Connector
  • Backup Retention and Archiving – Meet DR Objectives and Retention Policies



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